If My Father Loved Me
Rosie Thomas
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If My Father Loved Me

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In pursuing his own life, Sadie’s father ignored hers. Now that he’s dying, she looks back over the painful past she has tried to forget. The arrival of a woman from her father’s past starts a train of events Sadie cannot control.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 27th 2003 by Book Club Associates
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It took me a while to get thru this one. I wasn't that impressed and started another in the middle but did get back to it and was glad I finished the book. Probably won't remember the book in a few months and I can barely remeber the ending now.
I am impressed by this author. I found myself interested in Sadie and her relationships. I intended to take my time with it, it is a book you can put down and be getting on with other things, but I found I didn't want to, instead devouring it in around three sittings. It isn't pacey, I'm not sure it has universal appeal, but all the same I really enjoyed it. I kept forgetting that Sadie and her friends are not in their 30's, but then so do they! So if I had any criticism, I suppose I'd be lookin...more
Can't stop reading her books
What a great read. Vividly descriptive. I could "see" London through her eyes. I enjoyed the way she talked about her friends and family and how they made her feel. Sadie is a woman who is finding out things about her father (and herself) that she never knew . It was very enjoyable and I will look for this author's other books.
i kept waiting for something exciting to happen but it never did, really had to force myself through this book, the pace was too slow for me, was a real struggle to finish it.. if it wasn't for the fact i cannot start a book and then not finish it, i would have abandoned it before i even got half way through
A journey through the hurricane winds life of Sadie, rippling through her quest to stay sane, then it blows away to end with the calm after the storm. It is moving, emotional and raw.

I like how the dialogue flowed between Sadie's past and present without a nauseating feeling.
An easy and enjoyable read, one I looked forward to picking up in the evening. The character are believable and there are some funny moments but I think perhaps I prefered another of her novels 'Constance'.
Lisa Gray-Wright
Pretty standard chick flick sort of book enhanced by her father being such an intersting character and by the fact the characters actualyseems to have some heart
I really enjoyed reading this book from page 1 to the very end.
The author's depth and insight really draws one into the story - and a very unpredictable ending.....
Ineke van Mackelenbergh
An easy read, but didn't enjoy its slow pace, with the storyline being quite predictable. I struggled to get through it.
2nd book by this author that I have read. Didn't grip me as quick as Constance did but once it did I really enjoyed it.
I picked this book up at the library based on the title and write up about it - finished it but wasn't awed by it.
Katy Archer
Quite a good read, and held my interest in the main characters and their changing relationships with each other.
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Janey King, née Morris was born on 1947 in Denbigh, Wales, and also grew up in North Wales. She read English at Oxford, and after a spell in journalism and publishing began writing fiction after the birth of her first child. Published since 1982 as Rosie Thomas, she has written fourteen best-selling novels, deal with the common themes of love and loss. She is one of only a few authors to have won...more
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